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[blak-bern] /ˈblæk bərn/
a city in central Lancashire, in NW England.
Mount, a mountain in SE Alaska, in the Wrangel Mountains. 16,140 feet (4920 meters). Unabridged
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  • "We aren't mad yet," remarked an old Confederate soldier to Blackburn.

    The Builders Ellen Glasgow
  • I imagine you've heard Blackburn's story, haven't you—the lap-order at Rosebud?

    The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman
  • In fact, the banks on the western side at some points came up to the stream in a bluff—especially so at Blackburn's Ford.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade D. Augustus Dickert
  • The track seemed to run through it, by the edge of the Blackburn Lynn.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Doubleday was waiting outside when Blackburn left the chair.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for Blackburn


a city in NW England, in Blackburn with Darwen unitary authority, Lancashire: formerly important for textiles, now has mixed industries. Pop: 105 085 (2001)
Mount Blackburn, a mountain in SE Alaska, the highest peak in the Wrangell Mountains. Height: 5037 m (16 523 ft)
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